Melaleuca to Point Eric
South Coast Track
Directions - The South Coast Track starts (or finishes) at Melaleuca Airstrip, a 30 minute flight from Hobart that can be booked via Par Avion (see website for details). Alternatively, you can walk in from the end of Scotts Peak Dam Road via the Port Davey Track, although this will add a further 70km of walking to your itinerary.
The Hike - With a long bucket list of hikes to do in Tasmania, the South Coast Track was always towards the top of said list, so when I mentioned that I was planning on doing it around Christmas of 2022 to my podcast partner, a discussion was ignited. Donovan also had the SCT as a must-do for the near future but with a baby on the way, it might not be a possibility. A deal was struck with his wife that if she didn't have to hike the SCT, then he could join me on this 85km, seven day adventure through the wilds of South West Tasmania.